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  • Posted: Feb 16, 2023
    Deadline: Mar 2, 2023
  • The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an international non-governmental organization that promotes children's rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries
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    Senior Policy and Legal Advisor – Accountability for Grave Violations Affecting Children

    The Policy and Legal Advisor is part of the One Humanitarian Team and will contribute to the development of our work on accountability. The post will report to the Senior Programme Manager-Accountability lead, participate in the Accountability working group and support the implementation of some of the activities as designed in the programme approach.

    The role will contribute to provide legal advice and develop policy positions and discussion papers on issues related to our accountability work, ensuring that the organisation contributes to the strategic debates in the sector and positions itself to remain fit for purpose.


    • Excellent knowledge of International Criminal Law, International Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law and issues related to accountability and fight against impunity. Strong knowledge of children’s rights is desirable;
    • Excellent knowledge of the institutional and legal framework governing international judicial and non-judicial accountability mechanisms;
    • Strong analytical skills, and an ability to distil large amounts of information and communicate it effectively;
    • Minimum 5 years of related experience, including in the NGO sector;
    • Track record of developing and influencing policy;
    • Significant ability to produce high-quality policy documents (briefs, key messages, guides, etc.) with short deadlines;
    • Attention to detail and ability to follow tasks and ideas through to completion;
    • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills to tackle complex problems; 
    • Able to operate effectively and flexibly within an evolving portfolio of work;
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to communicate with colleagues in a dispersed, creative and multicultural professional environment;
    • Strong organisation skills, with a proven ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines;
    • Self-motivated and able to take initiative, working with limited supervision
    • Ability to maintain high attention to detail in pressurised environments. 
    • Ability to work on own initiative with a ‘can do' attitude.
    • Fluency in English; other languages desirable
    • Commitment to the values and principles of Save the Children

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